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2014 - City of Okeechobee Centennial - City Seal (1915)

  • CHRISTMAS IN OKEECHOBEE COUNTY Limited Edition Ornament
  • ORNAMENT Details:
    • 500 Produced
    • 24 karat gold on brass
    • numbered certificate with historical information
    • 2012
  • Historical Information (taken from certificate):
    The 2014 OREA ornament commemorates the Centennial of the City of Okeechobee by using the City Seal. The seal is historic in that it was designed by the members of the first City Council at their first meeting after the City was formed. The followin is an excerpt from the minutes of that first meeting:

    July 13, 1915

    Council met at 8 o'clock p.m. Members present were Coats, Darrow, Drawdy, Hatch and Raulerson. Present also at the meeting were Mayor Raulerson and Clerk Chandler. Otis R. Parker of Fort Pierce was present to advise the Council.

    The Council organized by electing Chas. L. Hatch as its President and C. R. Darrow as President Pro-Tem. The Council transacted the following business, Viz: The Council fixed the second Tuesday at 7:30 o'clock p.m. in each month as its regular meeting date. Moved and carried that the Council meet at 4 o'clock on Wed. evening, the 14th. inst. to consider applications for the position of Chief of Police and Tax Collector. Moved and carried that the seal of the City of Okeechobee in the following words: "City of Okeechobee, Florida" and the following described monogram: "A Lake - a Boat with Sail Hoisted" be adopted as the seal of the City. Moved and carried that a Mayor's Court Docket, a minute book and an ordinance book be procured as well as the seal adopted, also the necessary Stationary etc. On motion Council adjourned till July 14th 1915.
  • Postage/Handling:
    If ordering for delivery outside of Okeechobee, add postage in the amount of $2 for a single ornament or $5 for multiple ornaments.
  • Purchase - $15 each
    To purchase an ornament, please email your request (specify quantity and years) or call Kay McCool 863-763-2829 or Gay Carlton 863-763-5755. You can also send your order and check/money order to the mailing address below.
Okeechobee Retired Educators Association :: Member Association of the Florida Retired Educators Association   Mailing Address:
PO Box 116
Okeechobee, FL  34973-0116
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